Nicholas Lees is a graduate of University of Kent (BA), University of the West of England (BA) and University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (MA). His work has been exhibited widely in the UK and overseas and is held in private and public collections including York City Art Gallery, Westerwald Keramikmuseum in Germany and Royal Caribbean International. He has won several awards including 3rd prize at the Premio Faenza (Italy) in 2003, the National Sculpture Award from the Bluecoat Display Centre in Liverpool in 2010 and the Desmond Preston Prize for Excellence in Drawing at the RCA in 2012. He worked as a Senior Lecturer at Bath Spa University between 2000 and 2010 and as a Visiting Lecturer since 2010.
I really like that he creates pieces that are monochrome and play with form and shadow. I like how the vessels have an integral structure that is different to the outline silhouette and form. I would like to produce work that equals his use in material and ability to manipulate and convay form in an interestinf way.